2016 Year End and The Start of the Next 100 years

As the curtain of 2016 draws to a close and we prepare for the upcoming 2017 season,  a point of interests emerges.

May 2017, MARTHA reaches 110 years of age! We are already 10 years into the next 100 years.

Even more amazing,  when you look at the photos below and remember how wonderfully capable MARTHA has become!

From her structural integrity to her sail training programs much has been done, learned and taught  over the past 20 years.

John Hanify at Wheel of Martha

John Hanify at Wheel of Martha 1907

It’s been a great adventure and has been made possible by the generous and caring people that make up MARTHA’s community!

 

For MARTHA’s 110th birthday she is receiving a full boat cover to ward off winters cold wet spell and should help reduce maintenance costs going forward.

We are also planing the future cabin top /cabin sides repair along with new port lights that should put MARTHA in great shape for the next 100 years.

 

Swiftsure Inshore Classic

Swiftsure Inshore Classic

 

MARTHA slicing through a pacific swell in 2015 Transpac

MARTHA slicing through a pacific swell in 2015 Transpac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a video snippet of MARTHA enjoying some vigorous sailing during Round the County 2016.

 

 

 

So as tax season approaches, please think of MARTHA when you are planning your year end giving.

Support for  MARTHA can be General,  or if you prefer can be directed toward Maintenance or Youth Education Programs,

eventually we would like to start an Endowment to help support MARTHA’s future.

MARTHA enjoys over 2000 likes on her Facebook page

so imagine,  if each person following MARTHA donated $20,  that would fund MARTHA for the next year!

If we all put our shoulders to the wheel and give a little push it’s amazing what we can accomplish together.

 

MARTHA and her programs exist through the generous support from people like you!

 

Volunteers and Donors Make Restoration Work Possible

Volunteers and Donors Make Restoration Work PossibleMARTHA and her programs exist through the generous support of people like You!

 

 

Hand work on the North West Maritime Centers deck. Many thanks to the Maritime Center.

Hand work on the North West Maritime Centers deck. Many thanks to the Maritime Center.

 

 

White Cap Series Race 7
Team Martha Youth Program.

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